Groom, Jide and his wife, Mary on dance floor

Upscale event center at Lekki axis of Lagos, Landmark, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, hosted one of the memorable events in the recent history- the gathering of the nation’s political juggernauts from North to South. It was the traditional marriage between Babajide Ayotola Akeredolu, the last son of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Mary Oghenetega Edwin from Delta State.

couple in a group photograph

 In a grand style, the families of the new couple gave their blessings to the marriage witnessed by dignitaries from both the business and political circles. Among the dignitaries at the venue of the wedding, were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, former interim national Chairman Of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdufatai Ahmed, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

 Others were, former Ekiti State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni, the Chairman of APC in Ondo State, Engr Ade Adetimehin, CandidSate of the AD in the last election in Ondo State, Olusola Oke, National Vice Chairman Southwest, Pius Akinyelure, and Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Alfred Ajayi. Eminent traditional rulers, such as Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo, Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom also attended the traditional wedding and wished the new couple happy married life.

The new happy couple wiggled their bodies to the rhythm and melody of the music supplied to entertain guests. The groom’s father Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN in his Owo traditional “Babariga” with a wine cap and accompanied by his wife, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu cheerfully moved round to greet guests in the beautifully decorated auditorium.


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